Param Poojya Sadguru Shri Bapat Guruji - Brief Introduction

This is a brief introduction of Parampoojya Sadguru Shri Vasudev Vaman Bapat Guruji who strongly believes that science and spirituality can be studied together.

Yadnya, the ancient Indian ritual of fire offerings, is a great boon given to the humankind. Sadguru Shri Bapat Guruji believes the Yadnya must be propagated for the physical and spiritual upliftment of the community. With this in mind he resolved in the year 1994 to perform collective yadnyas every second Sunday of the month, in order to enable large number of participants to avail of its benefits. Shri Guruji has been trained in the 'Agnihotra' traditions and Vedic ideology by his late father who was revered as “Vedamurti Vedacharya” because of his studies in Yajurveda and Atharvaveda and had been given the respectful title of “Dikshit”. Shri Sadguru has done Gurucharitra Parayana, for 16 years and has also regularly recited the Ramaraksha stotra for seven continuous years. From 1981 to 1993, Shri Sadguru studied the path of knowledge with scientific base under the guidance of Swami Shri Vidnyanananda. Thereafter when Guruji realised that combining the knowledge of modern science with the Indian theories of spirituality creates tremendous spiritual strength, he made a resolution in the year 1994 to conduct 108 yadnyas and since then the Gayatri Yadnyas were conducted every month. Gayatri mantra is the most powerful 24 syllabled mantra, which when chanted collectively with noble intentions has a scientifically proven positive effect on the mind-body-soul of every participant. In the year 2000, Rudra Swahakar and many more yadnyas were subsequently added to the resolution of conducting a monthly collective Yadnya. The scientific and spiritual importance of Yadnya, a sadhana that brings the society collectively together, is explained by Shri Guruji to all. 'Light' is a form of energy and Shri Guruji is constantly striving to help people derive the benefits of light energy by teaching them to perform 'jyotirdhyan' through the medium of the yadnya. Many people have benefited till date by Shri Guruji's guidance.

Shri Guruji has organized more than 325 yadnyas in places like Kalyan, Badlapur, Khopoli, Nagothane, Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Nirmal(Vasai), Pen, Ratnagiri, Dahanu, Akluj, Jalgaon, Meeraj, Kolisare(Laxmikeshav), Adivare(dist.Ratnagiri), Guhagar(Vyadeshwar), Hedavi, Velneshwar, Ganapatipule, Garudeshwar, Nrisimhawadi, Ambejogai, Kedgaon, Kolhapur, Saptashrungagad, Shri Kshetra Mahur, Haridwar, Chitrakoot, Naimisharanya, Pushkar, Madgaon(Goa), Delhi, Baroda, Ahmedabad. Besides these, during the 'Narmada Parikrama' organized in November-December 2011 various yadnyas were conducted at Shrikshetra Omkareshwar, Prakasha, Bhalod, Moti Koral(Nareshwar), Tilakwada, Maheshwar, Badwah, Nemawar, Amarkantak, Hoshangabad etc. Thereafter during September–October 2012, yadnyas were conducted at Chardham, Panchprayag, Haridwar and Krukshetra. The different types of yadnyas that have been conducted till date are Ganesh yadnya, Gayatri yadnya, Ramaraksha yadnya, Vishnu yadnya, Rudra swahakar, Datta yadnya, Shree yadnya, Shatachandi swahakar, Mahimna Swahakar, Harihar yadnya, Pitru yadnya, Narmada Swahakar, Gangalahari Swahakar, Ganga-Yamuna-Saraswati Swahakar, Geetayadnya, Shakti Swahakar, Naamjapa yadnya etc. Yadnyas are being regularly organized at Gayatri Garden, Badlapur (east), District Thane, on second Sunday of every month.

Parampoojya Guruji also conducted 'dnyana yadnyas' (knowledge yadnyas) for imparting knowledge to the disciples by giving discourses on various spiritual topics. Shri Guruji's discourses are indeed priceless for his disciples. These discourses are being published regularly in newspaper supplements, monthly and quarterly magazines. A compilation of his discourses on specific topics is also being published in book form. Usage of easy-to-understand lucid language with pertinent anecdotal stories and reference to relevant scientific studies is a notable feature of Shri Guruji's discourses.

Shri Guruji has given various discourses on yadnya and on basis of these discourses, a book named 'Yadnyarahasya' has been published in November 2011 in two Indian languages namely Marathi and Hindi. In the book titled 'Shreshtha Mantrashakti' Shri Guruji has compiled following mantras: Shree Ganesh Atharvashirsha, Brahmanaspatisukta, Shreesukta, Laxmisukta, Devisukta, Shree Vishnusahastranaam, Shree Ramrakshastotra, Rudradhyay, Purushsukta, Vishnusukta, (A)Ghorkashtoddharanastotra, Mantratmak Shloka, Shri Shivamahimna stotra, Gurustuti, Dattatreya stotra, Annapoornashtakam stotra etc. Besides these stotras, Narmada nityapaath and Ganga Geetavali are two booklets with a compilation of various stotra and mantras on the holy river Goddesses i.e. Ganga, Yamuna and Narmada. 'Namo Guravey Vaudevay: Mantra and Yantra Sadhana', Yadnyarahasya, (A)Ghorkashtoddharanastotra, Karunatripadi, Shree Dattatreya stotra, 'Shree Gurustuti, Santopadesh (5 parts), Chittasadbodha Nakshatra Mala, Wichare Mana Tuchi Shodhuni Pahe are some of the books published based on Shri Guruji's discourses. The book titled 'Navratnamala Stotra : Sampoorna Artha Ani Vivaran' was published on 13 July 2014. The latest book titled 'Mantratmak Shloka: Sampoorna Artha Ani Vivechan' was published on 9th August 2015. The book based on A-Ghorkashtoddharan Stotra is available in four Indian languages, including Marathi. The English translation of this book is also available on www.amazon.in

Twenty six books based on Shri Guruji's discourses have been made available till now to all for getting spiritual guidance. For more information, please visit the 'books published' section on the website. These books are available in all the leading book stores of Mumbai and Pune and are also available online on www.bookganga.com

Shri Guruji defines Religion as an activity which enables upliftment of the society. Under the guidance of Shri Sadguru Bapat Guruji, various social and spiritual activities are also undertaken such as Bhakti satsang, Gayatri Mantra inititation ceremony, irrespective of caste, religion and gender, Palkhi, Baalsanskar, health camps, educational support to needy students, help to the victims of natural calamities and most importantly the 'Janma Poorva Sanskar' - Prenatal teaching, a holistic approach for the betterment of the future generation.

Shri Guruji wishes that his disciples should adopt a meaningful life of pious deeds, gain a higher stature in society and spirituality, leading to overall improvement in the quality of their own lives and that of the entire society.

 

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